The third annual Diverse Cumbria Awards 2018 was met with great success for the ceremony, sponsors and our fantastic array of over 100 guests

With  complementary drinks in hand, guests gathered to network within the jovial atmosphere of the greeting room. A hot buffet was served and all guests were greeted by this year's incredible host, Alison McDermott, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Consultant .


2018's year's lead sponsor was Sellafield Ltd

Award sponsors included:

Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

North Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

ITV Border News

Carlisle City Council



Hosts from each sponsor presented the Award from their chosen awards category joined on stage by the previous years winners.

All winners this year were chosen by the judging panel, consisting of winners from 2017.

A few surprises were in the mix this year with a double win for the Diversity Event of the Year, and one special mention certificate. 

The winners for the 2018 Diverse Cumbria Awards were as follows:


Diversity Event of the year

- Culture Bazaar -

- Cumbria Pride -


Educational Champion

- Matt Richards -


Organisation Champion

- The Well -


Positive Role Model

- Adrienne Gill -


Public Sector Champion

- Willie Slavin -


Volunteer Champion

- Josephine Stabler and Joe Robson-